Deadly conduct: grand jury indicts woman for shooting at ex

Deadly conduct: grand jury indicts woman for shooting at ex

A Beaumont woman was indicted for deadly conduct by a Jefferson County grand jury March 8 for allegedly firing a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson multiple times toward her ex-husband who, she told an officer, had "screwed her out of so much," according to a probable cause affidavit for her arrest. Lois Gayle Fontenot, 65, faces third-degree felony charges for the Feb. 7 incident, which she reportedly called "a crazy moment."

The PC affidavit for her arrest indicates Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy S. Glenn responded to the home of Fontenot's ex-husband after he reported seeing her drive away in a black car following shots fired outside his Winzer Road home. The deputy quickly located the vehicle and detained Fontenot, who was still driving on Winzer Road, according to the report. In the affidavit, he described that she "had been drinking and was visibly upset." Glenn stated that Fontenot admitted going to her ex's, from whom she had been divorced for eight months, and firing her handgun toward his residence. She was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail. 

If convicted, Fontenot faces two to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. An indictment is not an indication of guilt. 

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